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PropStream Partners with Carrot

PropStream has announced a strategic partnership with Carrot, the premier website builder for real estate professionals.  PropStream stated it will now offer its data services to Carrot users, enhancing lead credibility and enabling users to perform more research on leads as they come through on the Carrot website. In turn, Carrot stated it will provide…

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Common HOA Disputes and Resolution Processes

Homeowners’ Association (HOA) disputes are common in community living. Resolving them efficiently is crucial for maintaining harmony. I will provide advice and tips on the following: Definitions of common HOA disputes and resolution processes Step-by-step guides on internal dispute resolution procedures Information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration Legal requirements and state-specific…

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Sides Rally as NYC Considers Major Broker Fee Change

Above, sides rally in front of NYC City Hall Wednesday. Photo by Jack Walsh. NEW YORK CITY—Hundreds descended on City Hall in Manhattan Wednesday morning to protest or support a rental fee change currently being considered by the New York City Council that would shift who compensates brokers in the Big Apple, a long-debated change…

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Douglas Elliman Dismissed Without Prejudice in Buyer Commission Suit

Douglas Elliman is the latest big brokerage, joining Howard Hanna and HomeServices of America, in being voluntarily dismissed without prejudice from the Illinois-based Batton homebuyer commission lawsuits. Homebuyers claimed to have suffered antitrust injury due to a conspiracy between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and big brokerages. In Tuesday’s notice of voluntary dismissal, plaintiffs…

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Move Down

On the heels of the Fed standing firm on keeping its benchmark rate unchanged, mortgage rates trickled down again this week, with the 30-year-fixed rate mortgage averaging 6.95%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac released Thursday. The move marks another step down after dropping to 6.99% the previous week. …

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Newsmakers Spotlight: Malte Kramer Discusses the Importance of CMA and SEO Boosting Tools in the Luxury Market

Malte Kramer, CEO of Luxury Presence, partnered with Sell It Like Serhant to publish the 2023 State of Real Estate Marketing Report, analyzing the current behavior of 1,000-plus luxury agents. Regarding Luxury Presences’ offerings, Kramer oversaw the launch of many products designed to “move the industry forward and enhance the lives of real estate professionals.”…

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Top Brokerage on Florida’s Treasure Coast Becomes ERA-Powered

ERA Real Estate has announced its latest affiliation with Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise, a multi-office brokerage that ranks among the top producers along Florida’s “Treasure Coast.” Originally founded in 2013 by the husband-and-wife duo of Renee and Jason Coley, ERA stated that Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise has since grown to over 160 affiliated agents spanning…

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National Association of REALTORS® Announces Partnership With SIXT

The National Association of REALTORS® today announced SIXT as a new partner with NAR REALTOR® Benefits. SIXT, a global leader in premium mobility services, provides high-quality rental car services in more than 100 countries, including the United States. As part of the agreement, NAR members receive SIXT Gold Status, which provides a discount on the…

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The Buyer Agent Playbook: How to Make the Case for Compensation as Buyer Agent

Most have heard the adage that “time is money,” but how often are agents asked how much their time is worth? That may be a question that buyer agents are forced to ponder and answer in real time, given the scrutiny that the value of buyer agency has been under in recent months.  Incoming practice…

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The Real Reason 80% of REALTORS® Are Stuck: Breaking Free From the Mid-Career Plateau

In the competitive world of real estate, many of us find ourselves stuck in a particular phase of our careers. Known as the mid-career plateau, this stage sees agents closing between $5.1 million and $15 million in annual production. Despite being a significant achievement, the harsh reality is that 80% of real estate agents are…

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